Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) is a service system that helps children and young people who are recovering from the most severe forms of trauma, neglect, abuse or adversity.
ITC provides safe, stable accommodation for young people usually aged over 12 years who have complex care needs. The plan for young people living in a residential ITC home is usually for them to be prepared to be able to live in a family environment with a foster family or with their kin or to return home to their birth family. Often young people aged 15 years and older will choose to remain in an ITC home until maturity.
St Saviours provides full-time ITC homes in Sydney’s West and South West. The ITC homes care for to up to four young people in each house and are staffed full-time by St Saviours Youth Workers.
ITC homes were previously known as residential care.